What is St. Blogs parish? According to this page
"St. Blog’s Parish is home to a varied congregation of Catholic webloggers
located around the world. The webring serves to link together the many weblogs
maintained by Catholics."
Now the obvious question is who was St. Blog. I went through the classic Butler’s
Lives of Saints and found no mention. Google searches also showed no hits. I
looked at the Congregation
for the Causes of Saints and List
of Blesseds proclaimed during the Pontificate of John Paul II and could
find no mention of a St. Blog. A look through the Vatican
Secret Archives also availed no information. I filed freedom of information
requests forms with the United States Conference
of Catholic Bishops and still received no information on this saint. This
person is not someone removed when the new calendar came into being and there
has never been any city practicing the cult of St. Blog anywhere in the world.
The obvious shocking conclusion is that there has never been a St. Blog. This
is an urban myth perpetuated by bloggers with no basis in fact or even pious
This startling discovery has led me into further investigations into this so
called cyber-parish. The Catholic Encyclopedia defines parish as:
A parish is a portion of a diocese under the authority of a priest legitimately
appointed to secure in virtue of his office for the faithful dwelling therein,
the helps of religion. The faithful are called parishioners, the priest parochus,
curate, parish priest, pastor (q.v.). To form a parish there must be (1) a certain
body of the faithful over whom pastoral authority is exercised; the ordinary
manner of determining them is by assigning a territory subject to the exclusive
jurisdiction of the parish priest. Uncertainty of parish boundaries may work
harm and the Council of Trent (Sess. XXIV, c. xiii, de ref.) orders the boundaries
of parishes to be defined.
What are the boundaries of this cyber-parish? "Around the world"
is too tenuous, so this definition directly violates the Council of Trent. The
Council of Trent (Sess. XXIV, c. xiii, de ref.) commands bishops to assign
to each parish its own individual rector. What priest was assigned to minister
to this parish. This is where an even more shocking fact was uncovered. St.
Blogs is not registered with any diocese in the world. I even checked to see
if they came under the jurisdiction of any Eastern Catholic Churches, again
no. Even though there are blogging priests and deacons in this so-called parish
there is not one blogging bishop to which they answer to. This is a great scandal
that this schismatic cyber-parish dares to advertise itself as Catholic. Who
started this fraud. Why are people willing to perpetuate this deception.
To answer the previous I discovered a post previously on Kathryn Lively’s blog
requesting information on the history of the term St. Blogs. She had stated
that it was probably coined by Amy
Welborn but that she couldn’t verify it since Amy keeps no archives. Since
then Kathryn has made no mention of this. What did she find out? If she found
the answer why has she not posted it? Who got to her? Alarm bells started ringing
in my head. Why didn’t Amy keep archives anymore? Through diligent searching
I was able to find archives
on the Internet of her blog "In Between Naps" found through the
Wayback Machine – her first post.
Welcome to the latest detour on my quest to conquer, rather than be conquered
by the Internet. ..
Her first post was Sep 10, 2001; yes a day before the infamous terrorist attack.
What is the connection? The archives mysteriously end on October 13, 2001. What
was on those pages? What doesn’t she want us to know? Even stranger she has
recently cut back to posting only once a week. Did someone else discover the
dark secret of this schismatic cyber-parish and blackmail her into semi-retirement?
What are her full plans to conquer the Internet. This surprising information
has led me to investigate some of the other schismatic parishioners.
I found the following
information from the canon lawyer Pete Vere, JCL in which he says:
For instance, let us suppose one wished to found a local association of
Catholic apologists the Diocese of St. Blog. Because the right to use the title
�Catholic� is limited under canon law, one could not name this ministry �Catholic
Apologists of St. Blog�s� without first obtaining the permission of the Bishop
of St. Blog in accordance with canons 300 and 312. Again, this is because in
keeping with the second paragraph of canon 223, legitimate ecclesiastical authority,
in view of the common good, is entitled to regulate the exercise of one�s canonical
Now before we look at the implication of this, let us first look at Mr. Vere.
He is a former follower of the schismatic Archbishop Lefebvre and now a blogger
with the schismatic St. Blogs. He is formerly of Canada and now living in Florida.
One wonders what circumstances forced him to leave his homeland. Is he just
keeping one step ahead of the Canon Law?
Look at canons 300 and 312 and then the names of the following blogs:
Since there is no bishop for St. Blogs I did some checking with their home
dioceses and found that not one of them petitioned their local ordinary for
use of the word Catholic in their blog title. Again signs of disobedience.
I ponder why hasn’t this information come forth before. Domenico
Bettinelli who is an assistant editor of Catholic
World News managing editor of Catholic
World Report magazine participates in this psuedo-parish. These magazines
seem to be loyal to the church and yet Mr. Bettinelli has never run an expose
condemning this fraudulent parish. What do some unknown people have on this
man to keep him silent?
I have also found of link to one of the largest bankruptcies in US history
with St. Blogs. What did Victor Lams
a former worker of this company have to do with it? Is he the behind the scenes
financial backer behind this parish using pilfered funds.
Another clue was found looking at the names that these blogger who wrote under.
Lady of Shalot, Cacciaguida,
Old Oligarch, dylan
and even Zorak the Mantis; all
obvious aliases. At first glance I thought that Steven
Riddle might be a real name, yet on second thought employing the word riddle
was obviously meant to toy with us to see if we could determine his real name.
Some anagrams from his name are:
- DENTED SILVER – could point to him being a silversmith
- DENTED LIVERS – could point to him being a alcoholic
- DIED LENT REVS – that he is a murderer who killed Reverends during Lent
- ED DEVIL STERN – this of course has the scariest implications
I was also suspicious of the nom de plume Gregory Popcak the proprietor of
the Heart, Mind and Strength
weblog. The anagram for his name is GROK CRAPPY EGO. Grok is from the Robert
Heinlein novel "Stranger in a strange land" which means "To understand
profoundly through intuition or empathy" Since he is a psychotherapist
obviously this is a joke on his patients where he is secretly saying "I
profoundly understand that you have a crappy ego." This shows an arrogance
and contempt towards his patients and that he is not a nice man. I also wonder
about the logo at the HMS
Blog website, it appears to have an omelet frying on the head of someone.
There are also many people only going by their first names. Email addresses
usually can only be tied to Yahoo or Hotmail, accounts that anybody can get
without revealing their true name. Why this level of secrecy? What do these
people have to hide?
I know many people will be shocked to find out about the lies that have been
put forward by people pretending to be obedient Catholics. It is time for this
deception to stop. Before posting this information I send a copy to my lawyer
and placed another in an undisclosed location. If anything happens to me in
the near future this information will be released to major newspapers across
the country. If you have information pertaining to this investigation call the
tip line at 1-800-STBLOGS.
Now you might wonder what sparked the previous. Michelle of And
Then? posted the following comment:
Hey, Jeff, I’m more interested in a sensational look into the secret goings-on
of St. Blog’s! I’m certain EWTN (or the 700 Club!) would pay top dollar to have
an inside track into the dark underbelly of a Catholic cyber-parish. Get busy,
your public is beckoning! 😉
I am sure she will never make such a foolish request again.